25 Genius Attic Storage Ideas For Your Home

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If you’ve never peeked into your attic space but need extra storage at home, we’ll help you! You might already be using your attic, though, and want answers on how to maximize the storage space there. We’ve prepared some smart and creative idea to get maximum of your small attic space – let’s beat those awkward rooflines!

Make Sure Your Attic Storage Space Is Well Lit

There’s no sense in improving your attic storage space situation if you can’t see what’s happening when you’re up there. That’s why it is vitally important to make sure there’s adequate lighting. For some, that might mean a call to an electrician to put in some extra wiring and outlets. For others, a simple plugin light you can hang might do the trick. (Make sure the cord is out of the way and doesn’t present a tripping hazard.) Extra lighting will make it much easier to locate what you’re looking for. It will also make it safer to enter and exit the attic, keeping accidents to a minimum.

a built-in attic storage unit with oversized drawers and compartments with doors is a smart solution to rock

a built-in attic storage unit with oversized drawers and compartments with doors is a smart solution to rock

a cozy and welcoming neutral bedroom with an attic space taken for storage - clear boxes on stand and a holder for clothes

a cozy and welcoming neutral bedroom with an attic space taken for storage - clear boxes on stand and a holder for clothes

a lovely neutral Scandinavian space with a grey built-in storage unit in the attic corner is a stylish idea to declutter the room

a lovely neutral Scandinavian space with a grey built-in storage unit in the attic corner is a stylish idea to declutter the room

a pretty attic space turned into a kids' playroom with built-in shelves, storage bags and a rug plus lots of toys everywhere

a pretty attic space turned into a kids' playroom with built-in shelves, storage bags and a rug plus lots of toys everywhere

a pretty neutral attic room with built-in storage - baskets for storage and storage compartments with doors is amazing

a pretty neutral attic room with built-in storage - baskets for storage and storage compartments with doors is amazing

Use All The Available Space

Some attics only have plywood in certain areas to make a workable floor. However, between the trusses and rafter, there are all sorts of extra storage space to be had! Below are a few of the best ways we’ve seen to store things not on the attic floor: hang baskets on hooks attached to the trusses; use these cool truss organizers to add extra space. Add shelves between the trusses and around the perimeter of the attic. Hang a rod between the trusses to store seasonal clothing. You can also hang your seasonal wreaths and keep them from getting ‘smashed’ while in the attic.

a small attic bathroom with skylights and a shower space, with built-in attic storage and a sink is a smart use of space

a small attic bathroom with skylights and a shower space, with built-in attic storage and a sink is a smart use of space

a small attic closet with a mirror storage compartment and an additional clothes holder is a lovely idea

a small attic closet with a mirror storage compartment and an additional clothes holder is a lovely idea

a small attic space with built-in shelves and dressers plus file cabinets, organized with various boxes and baskets is a cool idea

a small attic space with built-in shelves and dressers plus file cabinets, organized with various boxes and baskets is a cool idea

a small attic spot turned into a walk-in closet, with built-in shelves, dressers and glass sliding doors is a cool idea

a small attic spot turned into a walk-in closet, with built-in shelves, dressers and glass sliding doors is a cool idea

a small attic storage unit with a stained countertop, open departments and drawers is a very cool idea for any space

a small attic storage unit with a stained countertop, open departments and drawers is a very cool idea for any space

Install A Drawer System

Drawer systems are great for storing items that you need easy access to, like kids’ toys or kitchen tools. You can quickly pull out a drawer to grab what you need without removing every bin from a shelf to reach it.

a small attic walk-in closet with open storage compartments and shelves is a cool solution that features a lot of storage space

a small attic walk-in closet with open storage compartments and shelves is a cool solution that features a lot of storage space

a small modern attic space with grey built-in storage units and a small built-in desk by the window is a smart solution

a small modern attic space with grey built-in storage units and a small built-in desk by the window is a smart solution

a small yet cozy attic space with a windowsill daybed and built-in shoe shelves and clothes shelves is a very cool idea

a small yet cozy attic space with a windowsill daybed and built-in shoe shelves and clothes shelves is a very cool idea

a smart and cool attic storage space turned into a closet with a holder for clothes hangers is a lovely idea

a smart and cool attic storage space turned into a closet with a holder for clothes hangers is a lovely idea

a stylish and light-filled attic closet with well-organized wardrobes with ,oving doors and a cool storage unit with drawers and mirrors

a stylish and light-filled attic closet with well-organized wardrobes with ,oving doors and a cool storage unit with drawers and mirrors

Use Clear Bins

Store your belongings in clear bins so that you can see the contents inside. If you’re looking for something specific but you aren’t sure where you stored it, clear bins will allow you to pinpoint it without rummaging through each bin. Many clear storage bins are made from plastic, which is an ideal storage material because it’s flexible and can resist damage, protect your belongings.

a stylish and very smart attic storage space with an elegant stained built-in shelf and a skylight is amazing

a stylish and very smart attic storage space with an elegant stained built-in shelf and a skylight is amazing

a stylish neutral attic turned into a walk-in closet with open shelving and lights is a gorgeous solution to use your attic space

a stylish neutral attic turned into a walk-in closet with open shelving and lights is a gorgeous solution to use your attic space

a simple neutral bedroom

a simple neutral bedroom

a white attic home office with a built-in storage unit, a skylight and a storgae unit with a built-in desk is a smart solution

a white attic home office with a built-in storage unit, a skylight and a storgae unit with a built-in desk is a smart solution

an attic bedroom with smart storage - built-in storage units and shelves for placing books, decor and other stuff

an attic bedroom with smart storage - built-in storage units and shelves for placing books, decor and other stuff

Use Cubbies

Store your belongings in cubbies to separate each item and give everything its own place. You can build your own shelving or purchase pre-fabricated cubby shelving at your local home goods store.

Store Papers In A Filing Cabinet

If you decide to keep your paperwork and documents (tax records, insurance paperwork) upstairs in the attic, consider adding a filing cabinet to keep everything tidy. A filing cabinet will allow you to organize your paperwork so that you can find whatever document you need in a pinch.

an attic closet with built-in storage units, with drawers and open storage compartments is a smart solution to rock

an attic closet with built-in storage units, with drawers and open storage compartments is a smart solution to rock

an attic space with a holder for clothes hangers is a very smart idea of using this tiny space with a challenging roofline

an attic space with a holder for clothes hangers is a very smart idea of using this tiny space with a challenging roofline

an attic space with built-in storage compartments that are hidden with barn doors is a very smart idea to rock

an attic space with built-in storage compartments that are hidden with barn doors is a very smart idea to rock

an oversized neutral closet with a mirror wall and lots of attic storage drawers that can hold a large wardrobe for anyone

an oversized neutral closet with a mirror wall and lots of attic storage drawers that can hold a large wardrobe for anyone

elegant open bookshelves under the roof are a veyr stylish and chic idea for a modern attic - display all the objects you want

elegant open bookshelves under the roof are a veyr stylish and chic idea for a modern attic - display all the objects you want